academic year


: the annual period of sessions of an educational institution usually beginning in September and ending in June

Examples of academic year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The long search forced schools to close at the start of the academic year, led to warnings for homeowners to lock their doors, and blocked roads over the busy Labor Day weekend. Maryclaire Dale,, 13 Sep. 2023 In a statement, U of L Athletics told The Courier Journal its athletes attend in-person meetings about the NCAA's zero-tolerance policy throughout the academic year. The Courier-Journal, 6 Sep. 2023 During a press conference Thursday, Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Eric Chan announced all schools would be closed Friday, which was set to be the first day of the academic year for most institutions. Tara Subramaniam, CNN, 31 Aug. 2023 The team did log the flyers as a hate and bias incident, which will appear in a public report at the end of the academic year. Cristian Martinez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023 The first day of the 2023-24 academic year in Howard County Public Schools began with several bus stops full of nervously excited students and concerned parents waiting for buses that never arrived for morning pickups. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 28 Aug. 2023 Now, as the new academic year starts, some teachers at the school are preparing to help students learn the latest digital skill: how to navigate A.I. chatbots like ChatGPT. Natasha Singer, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023 In a series of experiments by several colleagues and me, middle school teachers integrated values-affirmation activities into their curriculum, carried out approximately three times over the course of the academic year. Time, 17 Aug. 2023 Fueled largely by parental demands and new state legislation, school book bans increased 28% during the first semester of the 2022-23 academic year compared with the prior six months, according to an analysis by PEN America, a group promoting free expression. Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of academic year was in 1800

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“Academic year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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